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Havelock plans crafty Christmas

Havelock Enhancement Working Group hopes to spend just $1000 on a contemporary Christmas.

Havelock residents have found a thriftier way of spreading festive cheer through recyclables.

Final farewell for Bluff journalist

Barrie Braxton and Sue Mason plant a tree in memory of their relative Dorothy Braxton, daughter of Bluff Harbour developer Dave Mason as other family members look on.

The illustrious daughter of the engineer who developed Bluff Harbour has returned to the town she grew up in one last time.

Second-home buyers priced out

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Stock Photo - Home For Sale Sign in Front of New House.

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House price boom has made it harder to move on from a first home.

Obesity research targets hormones

Kiwi scientists are investigating how to harness a hormone that suppresses how much we eat.

Kiwi scientists investigating how to harness a hormone that suppresses appetites.

Win Antipodes Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood Serum

Valued at $49 each, we have 10 Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood Serums to give away.

We have 10 Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood Serums, valued at $49 each, to give away.

Win a weekend away at the Queenstown JazzFest

One lucky reader will $1500 weekend away at the Queenstown Jazzfest.

One lucky reader will $1500 weekend away at the Queenstown Jazzfest.

Win a copy of Kiwi Dogs & Their People

We have five copies of Kiwi Dogs & Their People to give away, each valued at $32.99.

We have five copies of Kiwi Dogs & Their People to give away, each valued at $32.99.

Win a Nellie Tier dog care pack

We have five Nellie Tier Pheobe & Fitz dog pamper packs, valued at $56, to give away

We have five Nellie Tier Pheobe & Fitz dog pamper packs, valued at $56, to give away

Win La Prairie’s Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster

We have one Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster, valued at $405, to give away

We have one Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster, valued at $405, to give away

London gets kiwi cocoa

Karla Gichard hopes West Coast Cocoa goes even further than London.

The process of crafting cocoa powder is dusty and "you come out smelling like a chocolate bar."

Digital dog-training in the works video

Lacey has been given a second chance by dog trainer Mark Vette who is launching an online dog training tool

Help is on the way for dog owners dealing with problem barkers, diggers and overly-dominant pups. 

Recipe: Aromatic lamb-stuffed pasta

The sour touch of yogurt and the toasted flavours of sesame and pine nuts really add to the dish.

The sour touch of yogurt and the toasted flavours of sesame and pine nuts really add to the dish.

House price rises stall in Auckland

Barfoot & Thompson says house prices could resume their rise in spring

More signs relief for Auckland home buyers is on the way.

Meyer lemon risotto with garlic prawns

The sweet flavour and low acidity of a Meyer lemon add a special something to this dish.

The sweet flavour and low acidity of a Meyer lemon add a special something to this dish.

Gaga for Kiwi designer

Lady Gaga has spotted wearing a Christchurch designer's collars in an Entertainment Weekly fashion shoot.

Christchurch designer's “dreams were leaking into reality” when she spotted Lady Gaga wearing one of her collars in a fashion shoot.

The world's saddest bookworm? video

The book is finished. Emmett isn't happy.

Emmett likes books. A lot. He just doesn't like finishing them.

When pregnancy keeps you up

Yep that's right.  There are two buns in the oven.

If one more person tells me to enjoy my sleep before the babies arrive I’ll go berserk.

Nothing ruffles Tory Burch

Tory Burch is big believer in less is more.

The fuss-free American designer is arguably the coolest billionaire in the world.

Teen uses tips to treat cancer patient

Teen waitress Daniela Bossi has become an icon for paying it forward after treating cancer patient Rick Lewallen and his wife Annette to a meal.

Waitress becomes local celebrity after serving up more than just pizza in a heartwarming tale of paying it forward.

How to fake a pregnancy

Want more attention? A fake pregnancy should do it. Apparently.

"Need a bun in the oven?" says the website Fake a Baby.com. "We can help."

Mistaken friend request turns into marriage

Patsy Sutton Neely, right, accidentally added John Alton Neely as a Facebook friend - but then love blossomed.

Patsy accidentally added John on Facebook thinking she'd gone to school with him - but instead she ended up with "the man of my dreams".

Finding stacks of hidden cash

Couple find safe with $50,000 cash and 'treasure hunt clues'.

These stories below prove that sometimes the pot of gold can actually be found hidden in or around your home.

When white people shame your food

We are increasingly interested where our food comes from. Surely, that should extend to a meal's cultural roots, right?

Somehow, my family's food went from "Chinese grossness" to the "hottest food trend".

Trapped by cats from hell

Look into my eeeeyes...

Some pets, just like some people, should never be allowed to live in apartments.

32 solutions for sleepless nights

Don't stress if you can't sleep - that will just make your insomnia worse.

Can't sleep? Don't stress - try these simple steps instead.

Why parenting in spring is the best

Parenting in spring is the best!

Parents can breathe a sigh of relief; you've survived another winter of cabin fever.

Dealing with back pain as a mum

Motherhood can be a real pain in the back.

I bend down to scoop up my daughter and bam: there goes my back.

Mum's secondary drowning warning

It's a heartbreaking image that this mum hopes will make people think twice.

It's a heartbreaking photo no parent ever wants to be able to take of their child.

Mum denied pap smear dies

Rachel Sarjantson with her son Ronnie.

A mother has died after she was denied a pap smear because she was "too young" to need it.

Serena slams body-shamers

Serena Williams rocking the blazes out of this cutout swimsuit.

Tennis star Serena Williams say she has no time for pathetic body shamers.

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